What mushroom are edible?
Which mushrooms taste the best?
How to prepare delicious mushroom dishes(coming soon)
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Which mushrooms are poisonous?
Which mushroom can kill you?
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How do you learn which mushrooms are poisonous?
I'm sure that you would agree that using repetition is one way of learning, well it certainly is for learning mushrooms. Unfortunately, you can't learn from the taste or you might not live long enough to share your findings.
The images below can help you identify them and also give you piece of mind if you were to find these in nature while on a hike, during a mushroom forage or in your toddler's mouth.
As children we are taught not to eat mushrooms that we find in the wild, that all mushrooms are poisonous and the only mushrooms we can eat are the ones in the shop. Remember that?
Remember finding one as a child and stepping on it or hitting it with a stick?
That 'age' is over and you need to teach your children the truth. There are too many mushroom deaths to ignore the fact that we know nothing about them. Living in ignorance is not the best way to live.
Knowing your poisonous mushrooms
The reason for having the images below in a slide show is so that you can see the picture and the name as each one is displayed. Note when you are watching them, you will automatically shift your gaze to the name before looking at the next picture. This is an automatic eye response and is to your advantage. Allow yourself to watch the different slides for a short while and notice how quickly you begin to name the mushroom without looking at the name. Then, test yourself to see how many new names you have learnt in just a few short mins.
We are uploading photographs as they are emailed to us. These photographs are donated to Mushroom Guru for the launch of our foraging guide in 2016. Photographs from around South Africa are emailed to us for identification, so if you know of a mushroom that you would like featured on this page, please contact us and we will add it to this collection.
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